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Watch our Q&A with Freya Bromley, author of The Tidal Year

For our recent subscriber and patron event, Outdoor Swimmer editor Ella Foote spoke to Freya Bromley about The Tidal Year, her memoir on swimming and grief

Freya Bromley took an evening out of busy book tour to speak with Outdoor Swimmer subscribers about The Tidal Year, her memoir on swimming and grief.

Freya told us how her younger brother Tom died from a rare form of cancer at the age of 19 in 2016, and how outdoor swimming became a source of comfort and healing for her. In particular, she embarked on a project to explore Britain’s tidal pools. She spoke movingly about the friendships she made and the amazing communities she met during her travels.

You can read Freya’s interview with Outdoor Swimmer here or watch our Q&A with her below.

The Tidal Year (2023) is published by Hodder & Stoughton

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Abi writes swimming news stories and features for the Outdoor Swimmer website and manages the social media channels. She loves to swim, run, hike and SUP close to her home in Herefordshire. While she’s a keen wild swimmer, Abi is new to the world of open water events and recently completed her first open water mile. She has previously written for The Guardian, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC History Magazine and Ernest Journal.